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  • Google commits to $1 billion in long-term office leases Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Google Inc said it is committed to spending $1 billion to lease office buildings over the next 13 to 14 years. Google did not say where the office buildings were located in its disclosure as part of its quarterly regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search company, has...

  • Oct 23- Pandora Media Inc, operator of the leading Internet radio service, reported a lower-than-expected increase in listeners in the third quarter, sending the company's shares down 6 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Despite its huge user base, Pandora faces stiff competition from Spotify, Apple Inc's Beats online streaming service, Google Inc, and...

  • Options investors see good times rolling for Facebook Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 23- Facebook Inc investors used to wild swings in the company's shares following its earnings reports are looking for relative calm on Tuesday, after the social media company posts results. Facebook, whose shares rose 3 percent to a new year-high of $80.63 on Thursday, is scheduled to report third-quarter results on Oct. 28. On Tuesday, Facebook...

  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent. The tech giant reported net income of $4.54 billion, or 54 cents per share, for its fiscal first quarter that ended in September— beating analysts'...

  • Here's where to put your money to work, pros say Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As stocks rallied Thursday on positive earnings news, market pros looked at names they'd put on their shopping lists.

  • Microsoft cloud grows, but dwarfed by old stuff Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is finding a fanbase among developers for expanding into cloud. The problem is all the old stuff.

  • Call me: Magic Johnson wants to solve diversity gap Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    The former NBA great turned businessman says he has the solution to the lack of diversity in tech: Just give him a call.

  • Facebook pays meager UK tax despite revenue hike Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    Facebook paid almost no U.K. corporation tax for the second year in a row, even though revenues rose at the British arm.

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company's non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc servers in the United States and...

  • Cramer: Ignore the moronic market and buy here Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Jim Cramer tries to make sense of the moronic market activity, and suggests investors buy, buy, buy these stocks instead.

  • Oct 22- Video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc's quarterly profit and revenue beat the average analyst estimate, helped by a drop in expenses following job cuts. Polycom shares were unchanged in extended trading, after initially rising as much as 7.4 percent, following the release of its results. Polycom, which has faced rising competition from Cisco...

  • Twitter unveils tools to woo developers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo speaks during the Twitter developer conference in San Francisco, Oct. 22, 2014.

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced Fabric, a toolkit designed to "enable mobile developers to focus on building great apps."

  • Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., up $4.40 to $38.90. Unisys Corp., up $4.24 to $23.62.

  • This online firm lives or dies by Google's tech Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    RetialMeNot website

    Retailmenot is at the mercy of Google's search algorithms. After a rough summer, Retailmenot's rankings in search engine results have begun to perk up.

  • UPDATE 1-Google launches new email service dubbed "Inbox" Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Google said Inbox displays real-time updates to emails- for example, showing the delivery status of items bought online. Google's shares were up 1.7 percent at $547.33 in early afternoon trading Nasdaq.

  • Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. Inbox can also figure out the key points of an email, such as travel itineraries, event times and photos, and highlight the information, according to Google. Even with a Google search...

  • 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— So long Silicon Valley. In the past few years Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and YouTube have opened offices on the west side of Los Angeles from Santa Monica south to Venice and Playa del Rey. "Historically, Silicon Valley has been the center of gravity for tech and startups but I think more and more, these types of companies can be built anywhere," says Erik...

  • Google launches new email service dubbed "Inbox" Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Oct 22- Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that allows users to organize emails and reminders and shows information such as flight bookings, events and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. The new service is being provided alongside Google's popular Gmail email service. The company said in a blog post that it was sending...

  • Google gets ready to take on Apple Pay Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Apple Pay on display.

    Get ready to hear a lot more about Google Wallet.

  • Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes& Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced. Samsung and Barnes& Noble said in June they would team up on the devices and the first-co branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook debuted in August for $179 with a 7- inch screen. Both sizes of the Nook are...